June 22, 2023
The Resource Corner
New Statewide Hotline to Report Hate Acts in California
- What’s New? Free support is available to victims and witnesses who report hate. CA vs Hate is not affiliated with law enforcement and your report can be made anonymously, regardless of immigration status. Your voice matters in the fight to reduce hate. Help make California a more safe and inclusive place for all!
- Some Background Info: CA vs Hate is a new multilingual statewide hotline and website that provides a safe, anonymous reporting option for victims and witnesses of hate acts. CA vs Hate is in direct response to the rise in reported hate crimes in California, which in recent years, reached their highest levels since 2001 – jumping almost 33% from 2020 to 2021.
- How Do I Report? The CA vs Hate Resource Line and Network is a non-emergency, multilingual hate crime and incident reporting hotline and online portal. Reports can be made anonymously by calling (833) 866-4283, or 833-8-NO-HATE, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT or online at any time. You can currently submit reports online in 15 languages and, when calling the hotline, you can get access to support in over 200 languages. For individuals who want to report a hate crime to law enforcement immediately or who are in imminent danger, please call 911. For more information on CA vs Hate, please visit CAvsHate.org.
Prevent Fires & Injuries Caused by Fireworks!
- Fireworks are illegal in certain areas of California because each year serious injuries and millions of dollars in property loss occur from wildfires sparked by fireworks. Check out The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (CAL FIRE) website for safety and injury prevention tips, as well as important state laws on the use of fireworks.
- Check your local laws and ordinances to find out if fireworks are illegal where you live, or if certain “Safe and Sane” fireworks are permitted. You can also check for updates on upcoming state-licensed fireworks shows as the holidays approach, and report illegal firework activity in your area.
California Supplemental Paid Sick Leave
- Are you a California nonprofit that employed 26-49 staff (at any one time) during either 2021 or 2022? Did you pay COVID sick pay? If you can answer yes to those two questions, you are probably eligible to receive a $10,000-$50,000 grant from the State of California.
- CalNonprofits will host an informational webinar designed to help potential grantees better understand how to apply to the California Small Business and Nonprofit COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Relief Grant Program (SPSL), a program of the California Office of the Small Business Advocate. You can learn more and begin the application process here, explore the full webinar calendar here or register for the upcoming nonprofit specific webinar below.
- California Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Webinar
- Monday, June 26
- Free! Register here!
- What is ScholarShare 529? A flexible and tax-advantaged savings plan for your child’s higher education. It has unique tax advantages for California savers, with 100% tax-free growth on qualified withdrawals. Administered and overseen by a seven-member ScholarShare Investment Board, chaired by the State Treasurer, the plan provides families with a diverse set of low-cost investment options, tax-deferred growth and withdrawals free from state and federal taxes when used for qualified education expenses.
- Want to learn more? Visit the ScholarShare 529 website to explore benefits and read FAQs.